Poll shows NY opposition to expanding abortion laws

New York City, N.Y., Feb 15, 2013 / 12:03 am (CNA).- As New York debates Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposed bill to strengthen legal abortion, a new survey shows that 75 percent of locals oppose the bill's provision allowing non-doctors to perform abortions. “Governor Cuomo’s proposed changes in New York's abortion laws are clearly out of the political mainstream,” Greg Pfundstein, president of the New York City-based Chiaroscuro Foundation, said Feb. … [Read more...]

Archbishop testifies for repeal of Maryland death penalty

Baltimore, Md., Feb 14, 2013 / 05:05 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Speaking at a legislative hearing in Maryland, Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore supported efforts to end the death penalty in the state, calling for punishments that respect human life. “While those who have done terrible harm to others deserve punishment,” he acknowledged, “we urge a response that meets evil with a justice worthy of our best nature as human beings, enlightened by faith in the possibility of … [Read more...]